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Alliteration
A repetition of the same consinent sound in a line of poetry
Assonance
A repetition of the same vowel sound in a line of poetry
Onomatopeia
A word that sounds like it means
Imagery
Describing something that appeals to the senses; most is sight
Metaphor
Comparison without the use of "like" or "as"
Simile
Comparison that uses "like" or "as"
Foot
Basic unit of meter; stressed or unstressed syllable
Scansion
Analysis of a poem to determine rhythm and meter
Refrain
Group of lines or line that is repeated at intervals
End-Stopped Lines
A line that ends with a pause or punctuation
Run-On Lines
A line that goes on to the next line
Blank Verse
Unrhymed iambic pentameter
Free Verse
Very irregular rhythem; no rhymes
Caesura
Pause within a line of poetry; for effect
Frame Device
Opening of a story in a different voice than the narrator
Stanza
Group if lines that form a unit (paragraph)
Idyll
Work or poem describing a simple, pleasent, rural scene
Italian Sonnet
14 lines, iambic pentameter, 1 octave, 1 sestet, ABBA ABBA CDE CDE
Elizabethan Sonnet
14 lines, iambic pentameter, 3 quatrains, 1 couplet, ABAB CDCD EFEF GG
Occasional Poem
A poem written for a specific event
Elegy
A poem of mourning for someone, or a reflection of death
Lyric Poetry
Poetry that describes the feelings of the author; has emotion and feeling
Narrative Poem
Tells a story
Explication
A detailed analysis of what the poem means and how it accomplishes this
Rhetorical Question
Question that does not require and answer
Rhetorical Device
Techniques used by a writer to heighten the effect of the speech
Restatement
To state an idea in other words
Repetition
To state an idea in the same words
Exclamations
Highly emotional or provacative statements
Appeal-To-Emotion
Powerful imagery; inflammatory language
Call To Action
Urges the reader to do something
Aphorism
Short, whitty statement
Almanac
Annual collection of statistics and information
Satirical
Holding something up to ridicule
Pseudonym
False name; disguised name
Self-Made Man
Rags to riches story
Treatise
Formal discussion of the principles of something
Moral Perfection
To live without commiting any faults or to follow a list of virtues